7 days in South Carolina Itinerary

7 days in South Carolina Itinerary

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7 days in South Carolina Itinerary

Start: Columbia
Drive:  3​h
1
Myrtle Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Charleston
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Hilton Head
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
End: Columbia

1
night
Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach ©
Myrtle Beach is a coastal city on the east coast of the United States in Horry County, South Carolina. Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): kick back and relax at Myrtle Beach and then experience the excitement of Myrtle Beach SkyWheel. On the 25th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a stroll through Broadway at the Beach, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and then meet the residents at Ripley's Aquarium of Myrtle Beach.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Myrtle Beach trip itinerary builder app .

Columbia to Myrtle Beach is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Columbia in May, expect nights in Myrtle Beach to be about the same, around 64°F, while days are little chillier, around 79°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can drive to Charleston.

Things to do in Myrtle Beach

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Broadway at the Beach ©
Broadway at the Beach
Ripley's Aquarium of Myrtle Beach ©
Ripley's Aquarium of Myrtle Beach
Myrtle Beach SkyWheel ©
Myrtle Beach SkyWheel

3
nights
Charleston

Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Dolphin & Whale Watching and Fishing Charters & Tours. And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Magnolia Plantation & Gardens, admire the masterpieces at Principle Gallery Charleston, steep yourself in history at Fort Sumter National Monument, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Charleston trip itinerary site .

Drive from Myrtle Beach to Charleston in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Charleston can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to drive to Hilton Head.

Things to do in Charleston

Tours Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Dolphin & Whale Watching
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Horse-Drawn Carriage Tours
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Magnolia Plantation & Gardens ©
Magnolia Plantation & Gardens

2
nights
Hilton Head

A Hilton Head vacation may be heaven for a golfer, but the area also offers all kinds of other options for sports fans.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): kick back and relax at Coligny Beach, then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then stroll through Hilton Head Island Bike Trails. On your second day here, race across the water with a speed boat tour, then get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, and then cast your line with a fishing tour.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Hilton Head holiday site .

Traveling by car from Charleston to Hilton Head takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in May, and nighttime lows around 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Hilton Head

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Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Coligny Beach ©
Coligny Beach

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